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High Tide in 1952

This view shows the new (1946) road to the river mouth, with just a few cars. Note the railway carriage, flagpole and Watch House but the lack of a sea defence bank around the village.
Picture Added on 30 January 2019.


What a smashing picture, obviously taken from the Martello Tower - I love the Standard Vanguard. I see the pier is still all there and the railway carriage almost under water. Cars parked on the bus turning point.

Difficult to imagine now with flood defences and car park to the bottom right. Squatters Rights House is still there on the Camber side of the river, but now demolished.

Added by Chris Coleman on 30 January 2019.
The blackbridge is just off the picture to the right along the road. This was the place I fell into the Nook Drain (C1954) and my brother John pulled me out.

Also at high tide in 1969 the water overflowed the road here into Nook Drain (that runs through the caravan site). The road edges have since been raised.

Added by Chris Coleman on 01 February 2019.

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